New Baby 101 Book
Note: New Baby 101 is now available to purchase through the Birth Journey website. Click here to purchase.
As a Midwife, Lactation Consultant, Mother and Grandmother I am frequently reminded that new parents need an ‘owner’s manual’ to take with them as they leave the hospital carrying their newborn home. New parents have so much to learn in such a short time, and every parent wants to do everything right – which no one can, of course. In my work with new Mums I have parents say to me almost every day “so you’re coming home with us, right?” or words to that effect. Even the most capable, organised parents who are well prepared for their new roles realise there is so much to learn, and they often feel totally overwhelmed by their new responsibilities.
I recognised there is a need for a concise, easy-to-find reliable resource for new parents who are negotiating this steep learning curve. I know there isn’t much time for reading and this generation of parents expect instant information from the internet and/or their phone. This can also be a time of information overload so parents need to be discerning about advice received from well-meaning others and the internet. Remember, if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right! Parents need to trust their instincts as they already know their baby better than anyone else.
So, new parents, here is your practical guide for the first few months of your parenting journey. These early weeks are precious even though they pass in a blur of elation and sleep deprivation. You can trust the information provided in New Baby 101 is based on the best evidence and research and my vast practical experience helping new parents. This book will enable you to enjoy your babymoon – the first months of your life with your new baby. Congratulations!